Suspect arrested after horse is spray painted pink in Unstone

Some of the graffiti vandalism in the village.
Some of the graffiti vandalism in the village.

A man has been arrested on suspicion of criminal damage after graffiti was sprayed on to two horses and property across Unstone.

Sometime between 5pm on Saturday, October 24, and 8am the following morning, offenders gained entry to a paddock on Main Road and used pink spray paint to draw on a horse’s face and on to a rug covering another animal.

During the same time frame, graffiti, in the same bright pink colour, was also sprayed on to a vehicle on the forecourt of a car sales business on Main Road, on play equipment and park furniture at Whittington Lane park, on a wall outside Unstone Junior School, on a bus shelter in the village and on local signage.

A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of criminal damage in connection with the incidents. He was questioned by officers and has since been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Another man was also questioned in relation to the damage but was released without charge.

PC Sally Horner, of Derbyshire police, said: “I would like to thank local residents for their time and help following my appeal last month. I received a positive response with detailed information and as a result I was able to arrest a suspect. I would urge anyone with further details or who thinks they may be able to assist in giving more information to contact me via 101.”